Why Do I Need Birth Injury Legal Help?
When a child’s birth injury is the result of improper care by medical professionals, birth injury lawyers can help you obtain the money to financially support your child’s medical needs. Treatment for birth injuries may include therapies, nursing and specialist care, medications, and assistive equipment, all of which can be costly over time.
A dedicated law firm can review your case to increase your chances of being awarded compensation — and maximize your potential payout.
Birth Injury Law Firms
If you are considering taking legal action for your child’s birth injury, you may plan to take your case to a general law firm in your area. However, many local law firms are often not equipped to properly handle the specific nuances of a birth injury lawsuit.
On the other hand, law firms that specialize in birth injury lawsuits have experienced staff dedicated to pursuing legal justice for your specific case type.
These firms take cases for families affected by common birth injuries such as:
- Brain injuries
- Cerebral palsy
- Erb’s palsy (brachial plexus injury)
- Intrauterine fetal demise
- Newborn cephalohematoma
- Newborn jaundice
- Spinal cord injuries
- Other types of injuries that may result in brain damage
At the Birth Injury Justice Center, we have partnered with an accomplished birth injury law firm with experience representing families all over the country with medical negligence cases. Our legal team is made up of nurse case managers, cerebral palsy lawyers, and other birth injury lawyers who strive to make a positive difference in the lives of others.
Our partner law firm has secured millions of dollars for families affected by birth injuries to help pay for lifelong medical costs.
Birth Injury Lawyers
Birth injury lawyers seek to find the causes of your child’s condition and determine if it could have been prevented. To do so, they will conduct a review of your situation, gathering information about pregnancy, labor, and the condition of your child at the time of delivery and shortly after birth.
The lawyers we partner with hold themselves to high standards of honesty and helpfulness. They will only pursue cases they believe may be successful in securing financial compensation for their clients.
Additionally, their services present no upfront costs to you. Our partner birth injury lawyers only receive payment if they succeed in winning or settling your legal case. You can rest assured knowing that you will not pay anything if you do not achieve the desired outcome from your birth injury case.
Throughout the legal process, your attorney will keep you updated on your case through phone calls, secure emails, and official documents that outline the lawsuit’s time frame. This will help you to stay connected with your legal team when you are able.
Our team knows the hardships that parents caring for children with birth injuries can face. They will work around your schedule to accommodate the needs of you and your child.
Birth Injury Lawsuit
The goal of a birth injury lawsuit is to help your family receive financial compensation and bring justice to those that caused your child’s birth injury.
Most birth injury lawsuits are civil lawsuits since they are considered personal injury cases, and the defendants are not being charged criminally.
The legal process will begin with your first phone call to our team. When you call us for a free case review, you will have the opportunity to talk with one of our nurse case managers who will begin your free consultation, listen to your story, and discuss the mother and child’s medical care and treatment.
Birth injury lawsuits help prevent other children from being harmed as a result of the same improper medical care. By pursuing legal action against a doctor or professional you believe caused your child’s injury, you can give yourself closure and keep other families safe.
Medical professionals are held to a high standard of care. If a doctor does not catch a warning sign or makes a careless mistake during delivery, it can cause your baby to suffer a serious birth injury. In these cases, you may have the right to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Different forms of medical negligence can cause significant birth injuries in your child. Some common forms of medical malpractice in the delivery room include misuse of forceps or vacuum extractors, as well as not communicating the risks of a C-section.
The American Board of Professional Liability Attorneys (ABPLA) outlines several characteristics that can determine if a health care professional may have committed malpractice. A birth injury lawyer can identify characteristics in your case that align with those identified by the ABPLA.
Birth Injury Settlements
The end result for many birth injury lawsuits is a settlement, in which both parties resolve the case before it goes to a court trial. Settlements will not determine whether or not one party was right or wrong but rather provide a faster and more economic solution for everyone.
Your awarded settlement is intended to help you cover your child’s lifelong medical costs. These costs may include the proper treatment and assistance your child needs to thrive independently into adulthood.
Top birth injury law firms will consider every option that may help you get the financial compensation you deserve, including a settlement. Settling can help you receive compensation months or even years earlier than if the case were to go to trial.
That said, not all birth injury lawsuits are settled out of court. If neither side can come to an agreement, the case will go to trial. Sometimes, a birth injury lawsuit may only be partially settled, leaving other issues to continue on into the trial process.
Birth Injury Statutes of Limitations
Our partner law firm has extensive experience in following the guidelines set by birth injury statutes of limitations.
A statute of limitation is the period of time within which you can seek legal action against another party. The statute of limitations depends on a few different issues, including when the birth injury was discovered. This law is set to help all parties accurately recount details of the birth injury, so all the facts pertaining to the case are valid.
The deadline to file a claim can vary based on which state the injury took place. The best birth injury attorneys can file lawsuits in any state, in a timely manner.
Contact our team to learn more about pursuing legal action as soon as possible. We can help determine how long you may have to file your case. Take legal action as soon as possible, or you may lose your right to sue those who caused your child’s birth injury forever.
Pursue Legal Action Today
The Birth Injury Justice Center has a multitude of resources for you to learn more about pursuing legal action for your child’s preventable birth injury. Our goal is to support your family and bring justice to those who acted in a negligent manner.
Get a free case review today to learn more about pursuing legal action for your child’s birth injuries.